"Smart space technologies and services" is very wide-ranging
multidisciplinary research, development and application field of rapid
growth and expansion. The conference BEC2014 will provide an opportunity to
come together and discuss ones recent research work in defined topics of
the field at an international forum in Tallinn, Estonia.
Topics of the BEC2014 will include, but will not necessarily be
limited to, the following areas:
1. Semiconductor devices and analog
Wide-band-gap solutions, solar cell and photonics, thermoelectricity
(e.g. Seebeck effect, etc.). Nano-, micro-, opto-, and thermoelectric,
devices: theory, characterisation, modelling and simulation. Analog, and
mixed IC design (e.g. PLLs, converters, regulators, oscillators, etc.).
Analog systems, sensor solutions. Low power solution. Energy harvesting.
Chair/cochair: Toomas Rang/Ants Koel
2. Digital and Embedded Systems.
IC design. Simulation and synthesis methods and tools. Logic, behavioral
and system level design. Multi- and many-core SoC-s and NoC-s. HW/SW
systems, embedded systems. Embedded and real-time software. Embedded
systems design, integration and validation. Low power systems. Emerging
3. Test, verification and
Design for testability, defect modelling, test generation, fault
simulation, fault diagnosis, built-in self-test, fault tolerance,
verification, validation, debug and modern methods of education in the
field of design and test of electronic systems. Strict requirements for the
delivered dependable services of systems. The requirements to the quality
of service, continuous availability, survivability in the advent of
failures, confidentiality, intrusion tolerance, etc. Dependability
concerning and requiring attributes, such as reliability, availability,
safety, and security, as well as human factors.
Chair/cochair: Jaan Raik/Juhan-Peep
4. Instrumentation, Communication, Signal
Processing and RF Solutions.
acquisition, sensors, signal and data processing, NDT, SHM and CM applications, system identification, image
processing, multimedia; wired and wireless communication, networking,
including RF and optical; navigation and positioning, radar, sonar;
instrumentation and measurement devices and systems, hardware-, software-
and integration aspects.
Chair/cochair: Olev Märtens/Paul Annus
5. Cyberphysical and cognitive
for merging computation. Cognitive networking. Cognitive aspects of
feedback loops (e.g. monitoring and control of physical processes, etc.).
Cognitive robotics. Integration, design, and analysis techniques of the
dynamic physical processes. Large-scale cyber-physical systems. Big-data
and multi-agent systems. Smart sensing. Signals and electronic instruments
for measurement and acquisition of biomedical data. Modelling and
monitoring of biological objects.
Chair/cochair: Jüri Vain/Kalju Meigas
6. Power Electronics.
Theoretical and practical aspects of implementation of power converters
in industry and transportation, modeling, simulation and control of power
electronics, distributed power generation, integrated renewable systems,
smart grids, hybrid- and full-electric vehicles.
Chair/cochair: Dmitri Vinnikov/Indrek